‘Religion cannot exist without music. It is too abstract…Music comes before religion, as emotion before thought, and sound before sense.  What is the first thing you hear when you go into a church? The organ playing.  What is the last you hear as you come out? The organ.  And in the Catholic service, the mass itself is sung.  Music comes aeons before religion.  You can’t tell me that the nightingale is singing to his mate out of anything  but the joy of life, for the love of singing.  These things lie deeper than thought, as sound strikes deeper in us than sight.  When we were savages, I venture to suppose, we were much more impressed by the soubd of thunder than by the flash of lightning.’